How to erase a memory — and restore it

  Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have erased and reactivated memories in rats, profoundly altering the animals’ reaction to past events.   The study, published in the June 1 advanced online issue of the journal Nature, is the first to show the ability to selectively remove a memory and…

Good hygiene may be to blame for soaring Alzheimer’s

Modern cities and improved hygiene could be behind rising rates of Alzheimer’s in Britain and the rest of the developed world, scientists have said. Countries where everyone has access to cleaning drinking water, such as the UK and France, have nine per cent higher Alzheimer’s rates then average.  Photo: PHANIE/ALAMY <!– remove the whitespace added…

161st Health Research Report 10 AUG 2013 – Synopsis

http://www.healthresearchreport.me      In this issue: 1.       Plant-Based Compound May Inhibit HIV Infection, Research Shows 2.       Methamphetamine increases susceptibility to deadly fungal infection 3.       Exercise May be the Best Medicine for Alzheimer’s 4.       Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of fibromyalgia patients 5.       Blocking sugar intake may reduce cancer risk or progression…

Necrostatin-1 counteracts aluminum’s neurotoxic effects

 Contact: Daphne Watrin d.watrin@iospress.nl 31-206-883-355 IOS Press   New studies in mice support toxic role of aluminum in neurodegenerative conditions, according to report in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Amsterdam, NL, August 2, 2013 – Investigators have linked aluminum accumulation in the brain as a possible contributing factor to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. A…

151st Health Research Report 22 MAR 2013

In this Issue: Folic acid lowers risk of autism Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk How oils and fats regulate feeling of satiety Study Shows How Vitamin E Can Help Prevent Cancer New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties…

Green tea extract interferes with the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Contact: Laura J. Williams laurajw@umich.edu 734-615-4862 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a new potential benefit of a molecule in green tea: preventing the misfolding of specific proteins in the brain. The aggregation of these proteins, called metal-associated amyloids, is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. A…

148th Health Research Report 08 FEB 2013 – Highlights

In this Issue: 1.     Skin, soft tissue infections succumb to blue light 2.     Silibinin, found in milk thistle, protects against UV-induced skin cancer 3.     20 hours of TV a week almost halves sperm count 4.     Sunlight may help ward off rheumatoid arthritis in women 5.     Low vitamin D levels may increase risk of Type 1…

Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s

Contact: Rachel Champeau rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2270 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system’s ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. In a small pilot study published in the…

Green tea and red wine extracts interrupt Alzheimer’s disease pathway in cells

Contact: Chris Bunting c.j.bunting@leeds.ac.uk 44-113-343-2049 University of Leeds Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may disrupt a key step of the Alzheimer’s disease pathway, according to new research from the University of Leeds. In early-stage laboratory experiments, the researchers identified the process which allows harmful clumps of protein to latch on to…

Liver defect likely cause of DHA deficiency in Alzheimer’s patients, UCI study finds

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Janet Wilson janethw@uci.edu 949-824-3969 University of California – Irvine Low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid may contribute to the neurodegenerative disease Irvine, Calif. — UC Irvine researchers have discovered that markedly depleted amounts of an omega-3 fatty acid in brain tissue samples from Alzheimer’s patients may be due…

Healthy diet could slow or reverse early effects of Alzheimer’s disease

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Preston M. Moretz pmoretz@temple.edu 215-204-4380 Temple University Patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s Disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet, according to researchers at Temple University. In a previous study [http://www.temple.edu/newsroom/2009_2010/12/stories/alzheimers.htm], researchers led by Domenico Praticò, an…

Key nutrient in maternal diet promises ‘dramatic’ improvements for people with Down syndrome ( Choline )

2010 study posted for filing Contact: John Carberry jjc338@cornell.edu 607-255-5353 Cornell University ITHACA, N.Y. – A nutrient found in egg yolks, liver and cauliflower taken by mothers during pregnancy and nursing may offer lifelong “dramatic” health benefits to people with Down syndrome . A new study done at Cornell University and published June 2 in…